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single point failure [1 record]

Record 1 2007-09-14


Subject field(s)
  • Electronic Defects and Failures

single point of failure. Using one device or communications line to perform a function. In order to ensure continuous operation, two or more devices or lines are used. Any computer communications system that contains only one component to do a job creates a single point of failure. If that single component fails, there is no alternate one to take its place.


  • Défectuosités et pannes (Électronique)

Élément d'un système dont la défaillance provoque une panne du système.


point de panne unique : terme uniformisé par le Comité d'uniformisation de la terminologie spatiale - CUTS.


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